Emmylou Harris released a new record today: “All I Intended to Be”. I thought a great way to celebrate might be to point to several folks who have caught my ear and my heart. The videos on YouTube have been disabled for embedding, so here she is singing “Midnight Train to Georgia” with the Indigo Girls and some other folks.
A good follow up is the Indigo Girls’ latest, “LIttle Perennials.”
In my recent roamings, I found Justin McRoberts, who covers one of my favorite songs — Patty Griffin’s “When It Don’t Come Easy” — on his new project, “Deconstruction.”
Tift Merritt is a North Carolinian and someone with a new record of her own, “Another Country.” Here is the video for the song, “Broken.”
Here is a song I got to sing when I sat in with Mark Cool a couple of weeks ago: “Wagon Wheel” by The Old Crow Medicine Show.
Jackson Browne has released the second volume of his solo acoustic recordings. Here is “Alive in a World.”
Finally, the clip that set me to searching for some other cool songs: Lyle Lovett’s cover of “God Only Knows,” which he sang at the Kennedy Center Honors Brian Wilson.
Thanks for listening.
Several years ago I sold all my LP’s, and contributed the money to the Hurricane Floyd relief. The ones I miss the most are the ones by the Beach Boy’s. Lovett’s cover is awesome. Thanks dude.
Milton, you turned me on to David Wilcox (and I DID rise for that anthem!) and you continue to bring my attention to some amazing music. Thanks for taking time to look and sharing. This stuff was great.
Thanks for the musical stuff lately – as if I haven’t already been spending enough at iTunes? 🙂
Seriously, though, if you enjoyed these artists, you should take a listen to Storyhill, Peter Mayer, Peter Mayer (yes, there’s two: the first is a Lutheran singer who also plays guitar for Jimmy Buffett, the second is a Minnesota folkie in the unitarian vein), and Justin Roth. Just some other indies you might like. Steady on,